Russia to Launch 10 Space Rockets in Next Three Months

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Russia plans to carry out ten launches of space rockets from different spaceports within the next three months. This statement was made by a source in the space industry on Thursday.

“We plan to launch the Inmarsat-5F2 communications satellite for the British operator on February 1. The satellite will be put into orbit by means of the Proton-M carrier rocket and the Briz-M upper stage,” the official said, noting that the Proton-M rockets will be launched three times within the next three months: on March 19 (Express-AM7), on April 6 (Express-AM8) and on April 24 (MexSat-1).

The Baikonur Cosmodrome will be used to carry out launches of the Soyuz-U rocket with the Progress M-26M cargo spacecraft (February 17), the Soyuz-FG rocket with the Soyuz TMA-16M manned spacecraft (March 27), and the Soyuz-2.1a rocket with the Progress M-27M cargo spacecraft (April 28).

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Posted on January 30, 2015, in Space Industry News. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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